In conjunction with the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Labor has renamed and relaunched DisabilityInfo.gov as Disability.gov.
The site offers comprehensive information about programs and services to better serve more than 50 million Americans with disabilities, their family members, veterans, employers, educators, caregivers and anyone interested in disability-related information, according to a statement from the Department of Labor.
The new Web site integrates content from 22 federal agencies and will be managed by the Labor Department. The former DisabilityInfo.gov site was revamped with social media tools to encourage interaction and feedback, and new ways to organize, share, and receive information, says the statement. Visitors can sign up for personalized news and updates, participate in online discussions, and suggest resources for the site. New features include a Twitter feed, Really Simple Syndication feeds, a blog, social bookmarking, and a user-friendly way to obtain answers to questions on such topics as finding employment and job accommodations. Additional tools will be added during the months ahead, says the statement.
The site is organized into 10 subject areas: benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. By selecting a category, visitors are directed to information on federal and state government programs and services, news and events, and grants and funding opportunities.
Disability.gov contains thousands of links to reliable information from its federal agency partners, and educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments.
[Source: Department of Labor]